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  • Daniel Dudley
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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 12, 2000
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      I don't know if you have hear this, but I had not.

      >From: "roxanne wessel" <wideworld@...>
      >To: <wideworld@...>
      >Subject: FW: E-Mail Sur Charges... Beware And Prevent...
      >Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2000 07:53:29 -0700
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Jerome Centre [mailto:jercen@...]
      > Sent: Sunday, March 12, 2000 7:22 AM
      > To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
      > Subject: E-Mail Sur Charges... Beware And Prevent...
      >
      >
      > > Good morning,
      >
      > Even though I may have sent this message out earlier for your
      >consideration, it is important to keep this on everyone's mind...
      >
      > Subject: US Stamps for E-mails
      > >
      > > Please read the following carefully if you intend to stay on-line
      >and
      > > continue using email:
      > >
      > > The last few months have revealed an alarming trend in the
      >Government of
      > the
      > > United States attempting to quietly push through legislation that
      >will
      > > affect your use of the Internet.
      > >
      > > Under proposed legislation, the U.S. Postal Service will be
      >attempting to
      > > bill email users out of" alternate postage fees".
      > >
      > > Bill 602P will permit the Federal Govt. to charge a 5 cent
      >surcharge
      >on
      > > every email delivered by billing Internet Service Providers at
      >source.
      > > The consumer would then be billed in turn by the ISP.
      > >
      > > Washington DC lawyer Richard Stepp is working without pay to
      >prevent
      >this
      > > legislation from becoming law. The U.S. Postal Service is claiming
      >that
      > lost
      > > revenue due to the proliferation of email is costing nearly
      >$230,000,000
      > in
      > > revenue per year.
      > >
      > > You may have noticed their recent ad campaign "There is nothing
      >like
      >a
      > > letter". Since the average citizen received about 10 pieces of
      >email per
      > > day in 1998, the cost to the typical individual would be an
      >additional 50
      > > cents per day or over $180 dollars per year, above and beyond
      >their
      > regular
      > > Internet costs.
      > >
      > > NOTE that this would be money paid directly to the U.S. Postal
      >Service for
      > a
      > > service they DO NOT EVEN provide. The whole point of the Internet
      >is
      > > democracy and noninterference.
      > >
      > > If the federal government is permitted to tamper with our
      >liberties
      >by
      > > adding a surcharge to email, who knows where it will end. You are
      >already
      > > paying an exorbitant price for snail mail because of bureaucratic
      > > inefficiency. It currently takes up to 6 days for a letter to be
      >delivered
      > > from New York to Buffalo. If the U.S. Postal Service is allowed
      >to
      >tinker
      > > with email, it will mark the end of the "free"
      > > Internet in the United States. One congressman, Tony Schnell has
      >even
      > > suggested
      > > a "twenty to forty dollar per month surcharge on all Internet
      >service"
      > above
      > > and beyond the government's proposed email charges. Note that most
      >of the
      > > major newspapers have ignored the story, the only exception being
      >the
      > > Washingtonian which called the idea of email surcharge "a useful
      >concept
      > > whose time has come. March 6th 1999 Editorial)
      > >
      > > Don't sit by and watch your freedom erode away! Send this email to
      >all
      > > Americans on your list and tell your friends and relatives and say
      >"No!"
      > to
      > > Bill 602P.
      > >
      > > Kate Turner,
      > > Assistant to Richard Stepp,
      > > Berger, Stepp and Gorman Attorneys at Law
      > > 216 Concorde Street, Vienna, VA
      > >
      > > URGENT!!!! Pass this along to all your email buddies
      >
      > --
      >
      > Eugene A. Taylor
      > 218 Beaverdam Drive
      > Salisbury, Md 21804-5602
      >
      > Telephone: (410) 742 7114
      > Email: etaylor@...
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
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      >
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